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Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you. – John Green

I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil. – J.R.R. Tolkien

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. – C.S. Lewis

Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart. – José N. Harris

Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form. – Rumi

Grief is not as heavy as guilt, but it takes more away from you. – Veronica Roth

To weep is to make less the depth of grief. – William Shakespeare

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Someday you’re gonna look back on this moment of your life as such a sweet time of grieving. You’ll see that you were in mourning and your heart was broken, but your life was changing. – Elizabeth Gilbert

In sorrow we must go, but not in despair. Behold! we are not bound for ever to the circles of the world, and beyond them is more than memory. – J.R.R. Tolkien

Once you had put the pieces back together, even though you may look intact, you were never quite the same as you’d been before the fall. – Jodi Picoult

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. – Kahlil Gibran

Without you in my arms, I feel an emptiness in my soul. I find myself searching the crowds for your face—I know it’s an impossibility, but I cannot help myself. – Nicholas Sparks

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The darker the night, the brighter the stars,
The deeper the grief, the closer is God! – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

She was a genius of sadness, immersing herself in it, separating its numerous strands, appreciating its subtle nuances. She was a prism through which sadness could be divided into its infinite spectrum. – Jonathan Safran Foer

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You will lose someone you can’t live without,and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp. – Anne Lamott

God, but life is loneliness, despite all the opiates, despite the shrill tinsel gaiety of “parties” with no purpose, despite the false grinning faces we all wear. And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter—they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long. Yes, there is joy, fulfillment and companionship—but the loneliness of the soul in its appalling self-consciousness is horrible and overpowering. – Sylvia Plath

Perhaps this is what the stories meant when they called somebody heartsick. Your heart and your stomach and your whole insides felt empty and hollow and aching. – Gabriel García Márquez

In this sad world of ours sorrow comes to all and it often comes with bitter agony. Perfect relief is not possible except with time. You cannot now believe that you will ever feel better. But this is not true. You are sure to be happy again. Knowing this, truly believing it will make you less miserable now. I have had enough experience to make this statement. – Abraham Lincoln

If you’re looking for more quotes on healing, you may want to browse through our HEALING QUOTES: 25 touching quotations about surviving hard times»

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